Behind the Wire Ministries is a prison ministry established by founders Scott and Dannielle Highberger in 2019.


For twenty-two years, Scott lived a life as a career criminal with thirty-five arrests, eight felony convictions, and five prison sentences to his record. Ultimately, he surrendered his heart to Christ while incarcerated in 2005, and he was never the same. 


Scott and his wife Dannielle commenced their journey in ministry at Road to Life Church Northwest Indiana where they served on staff as the Outreach/Prison pastors from 2012-2020. During that time, Scott and Donna K. Rice partnered to write Scott’s book, Behind the Wire: A Prisoners Journey to the Pulpit.


​Scott distributes copies of his book throughout numerous prisons as a resource to help prisoners find true freedom in Christ. Today, Scott and his teams continue to go into prisons with his book to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.


In 2020, God opened the door for Scott and Dannielle to began work at the Lighthouse Recovery Center in Washington, Indiana. They served as the prison pastors for the Lighthouse and Victory Community Church.


After 10 years of full-time church ministry in 2022, Scott & Dannielle stepped out in faith to fully serve God's vision for BTW Ministries.


As a ministry, we believe that true restoration begins through uncovering and addressing unhealthy cycles simultaneously replacing them with new habits based on the Word of God. Consequently, what you repeat grows stronger, the stronger culture wins.


Although we are now based in Washington, Indiana, we travel nationwide ministering to those “behind the wire” throughout the calendar year.



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